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Rheinradweg in NRW, © Tourismus NRW e.V., Dominik Ketz

Cycle Routes in North Rhine-West­phalia


Wel­come to Ger­many’s num­ber one cyc­ling state!

An der Niederrheinroute gibt es zahlreiche Windmühlen, © Pixabay

Lower Rhine Route cycle path

The longest net­work of cycle paths in Ger­many cov­ers easy, flat ter­rain

The Lower Rhine re­gion has Ger­many’s longest net­work of cycle paths: on the Lower Rhine Route, cyc­lists ride across Rhine dikes on flat, tar­macked paths.

Level of difficulty: easy

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balkantrasse-die-bergischen-drei, © Die Bergischen Drei

Balkan­trasse Cycle Path

On the tracks of the Balkan Ex­press rail­way

A con­veni­ent way to see the sights: the Balkan­trasse leads cyc­lists to the Rhine low­lands along a dis­used rail­way line.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Unterwegs im Zwillbrocker Venn, © Münsterland e.V.

Euroroute R1 cycle path

Cycle right across Europe

A UN­ESCO World Her­it­age Site, the Her­mann monu­ment, flam­in­gos and at­tract­ive cit­ies like Mün­ster – the Euroroute R1 cycle path con­nects many of West­phalia’s top at­trac­tions.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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River Eder Floodplains Cycle Path - grand tour, © Reiner Schild

River Eder Cycle Path

The en­tire length of the Eder from the source in the Rothaarge­birge

With no ma­jor as­cents, the River Eder Cycle Path is ideal for fam­il­ies and leis­ure cyc­lists.

Level of difficulty: easy

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family on tour at the Sauerland Cycle Circuit, © Sauerland-Tourismus e.V Foto Stromberg

Sauer­land Cycle Cir­cuit

Cyc­ling through Sauer­land on dis­used rail­way lines

Cyc­ling on dis­used rail­way lines through the “Land of 1000 Moun­tains”. A wealth of at­trac­tions await act­ive cyc­lists on this cir­cu­lar route.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Aussicht Ruhrtalradweg, © RuhrtalRadweg, Dennis Stratmann

Ruhr Val­ley Cycle Path

From idyll­ic land­scapes to in­dus­tri­al her­it­age

From in­dus­tri­al her­it­age and vi­brant cit­ies to idyll­ic nature and half-timbered houses: the Ruhr Val­ley Cycle Path passes many dif­fer­ent towns on its way through Sauer­land and the Ruhr Area.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Die Drei-Flüsse-Tour bietet herrliche Ausblicke ins Ahrtal, © Archiv Ahr Rhein Eifel Tourismus & Service GmbH

Three Rivers Tour

Met­ro­pol­it­an flair, tran­quil coun­tryside and his­tor­ic vil­lages

This cir­cu­lar cycle route not only con­nects the Rhine, Ahr and Erft rivers, it also jux­ta­poses large cit­ies with his­tor­ic vil­lages, and Ro-man re­mains with knight’s castles.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Wupperinsel im Herbstlicht, © Lukas Zecher

Wa­ter Quin­tet Cycle Path

Five reser­voirs on one cycle route

Low-gradi­ent rail­way lines al­low cyc­lists to dis­cov­er Ber­gisches Land at a leis­urely pace. The Wa­ter Quin­tet Cycle Path re­wards cy-clists with beau­ti­ful views.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Cyclists on tour at Lahn Valley Cycle Path, © Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V

Lahn Val­ley Cycle Path

An ideal route for fam­il­ies and leis­ure cyc­lists

The Lahn Val­ley Cycle Path fol­lows the en­tire length of the Lahn. It is suit­able for fam­il­ies and leis­ure cyc­lists as well as more seasoned cyc­lists.

Level of difficulty: easy

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